Jameis Winston leads Florida State past Auburn for 3rd national title

Florida State's Jameis Winston runs past Auburn's Kris Frost during the first half of the BCS Championship game on Monday in Pasadena, Calif. The No. 1 Seminoles beat the No. 2 Tigers 34-31 on a touchdown pass from Winston with 13 seconds left.

Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 on Monday to win the last BCS national championship game.

First Missouri Zaxby's restaurants open in Columbia

Zaxby's, a southern style chicken restaurant, opened two locations Monday in Columbia. There are more than 595 locations in 14 states. 

Walmart Express to open on Ninth Street

The 3,700-square-foot store will open Wednesday. A smaller version of Walmart, it will offer a full pharmacy as well as fresh produce, milk, eggs, school supplies, beer and wine.

Columbia Council approves new renewable energy standards, radon system

In a vote of 5 to 2 the City Council increased renewable energy standards, but Mayor Bob McDavid dissented and predicted the city would reach a cost ceiling before meeting the standards.

Columbia Council passes bill to streamline permit process for special events

The Columbia City Council voted on Monday to approve a bill that would streamline the application process for special events downtown. Those seeking to close downtown streets may have permits issued without a council vote.

Missouri football's Britt and Ganes headed to Shrine Game

The game, which annually features some of college football's best players, will kick off at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 and will be televised on the NFL Network.

Plumbers battle frozen pipes as freezing temperatures start to diminish

While Columbia starts to warm up in the coming week, plumbers remind residents to remain wary of frozen pipes

Room at the Inn sees varying numbers in homeless guests

With the bitterly cold weather, shelters are in demand, and Room at the Inn relies on area churches and volunteers to keep providing a warm place for Columbia's homeless.


GENE ROBERTSON: It's a new year — let's make resolutions about helping others

Let’s commit ourselves to not just feeling bad about those less fortunate than us but doing something tangible for them.

Columbia legislators plan to introduce bills for scholarships, MU building repair

Missourians should feel assured about the future of higher education, Columbia Rep. Caleb Rowden says. But the biggest obstacle to greater funding allocation is health care costs and Medicaid expansion.

Legacy of Stormin' Norman Stewart built on his character, charisma, coaching

If you ask, former Missouri players will tell you about Stormin’ Norman, the character and coach who spent 32 years coaching basketball at Missouri. This week Boone Hospital Center opens the Virginia and Norm Stewart Cancer Center, the latest testament to Stewart's Missouri legacy.

Winter Sessions at The Bridge will showcase mid-Missouri musicians

Winter Session 2014 will feature local artists every Tuesday night in January and February at The Bridge.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: View the Columbia schools improvement plan

The Board of Education describes progress on multiple goals in Columbia schools. The schools are looking to achieve their goals by 2015, and this data can be used to measure their progress.

FROM READERS: How to care for the environment

A series of small steps, such as limiting pesticide use and recycling, can have a positive effect on our planet.

Cathy Marshall Anderson loved helping others through her work

Cathy Marshall Anderson of Columbia died Wednesday., Jan. 1, 2014. She enjoyed her family and financial work.

Cathy Marshall Anderson, 1955—2014

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Firestone Baars Chapel at Stephens College.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Key to 2014 legislature? Dance the Missouri Waltz

Make no mistake, lawmakers will need a regular Fred Astaire to choreograph agreement on matters as complicated as expanding Medicaid and fixing the school transfer mess that is about to bankrupt several St. Louis-area districts.

Sochi Olympics: The good and the bad

Tuesday marks the 1-month countdown to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a defining moment on the world stage for Russia and president Vladimir Putin.

Lawyers detail $765 million plan for NFL concussions

The total settlement would include $675 million for compensatory claims, for players with neurological symptoms; $75 million for baseline testing for asymptomatic men; and $10 million for medical research and education. The NFL would also pay an additional $112 million to the players' lawyers for their fees and expenses, for a total payout of nearly $900 million.

The BCS Championship: six memorable moments

From Vince Young's magical performance against Southern California to Michael Dyer's determined run against Oregon, here's six memorable moments from BCS national championship games.